The programme is tailored to your individual business needs and goals and offers you a range of expertise and support from Leeds Trinity University.
Your journey with Trinity Turbo begins with a bespoke consultation to identify your needs and business goals and to explore new possibilities and opportunities. You can tailor your package according to your needs and budget.
You will have a dedicated team of PR/Marketing/Social Media students who will work with you and develop a bespoke campaign to help grow your business.
The students will present their ideas to you. You may choose to offer a Leeds Trinity student a work placement to assist you and help implement the project.
Collaborative work with students is intended to provide mutual benefit and learning for both you and the students and is free of charge.
For an additional fee (details available on request), you can add additional services to your package such as one-to-one expert consultations.
Our range of expertise includes PR, marketing, business development, digital and online communities and promotions.
If you wish to use the space, resources and expertise available at Leeds Trinity's Hurol Ozcan Enterprise Centre, these can be built into your bespoke package.
Your personalised package
Your personalised programme could be made up of:
- tailor-made PR/Social Media/Marketing campaign designed by Leeds Trinity students (January to March)
- five to six week student work placement to help implement your campaign (between April to June)
- personal consultation to define your goals and needs
- business mentoring
- specialist consultation with a Leeds Trinity expert (e.g. in PR, Marketing, Business Development, Digital and Online)
- access to the Hurol Ozcan Enterprise Centre
- work-based learning programme offering university credit
Trinity Turbo team
- Amy Lund, Academic Lead
- Philip William, Enterprise and Business Coach
- Claire Newhouse, Business Development
Trinity Turbo experts
Amy launched her career in New York at Seventeen magazine and has worked for a variety of magazines including ELLE in Sydney and Glamour in London.
She was the editor of Excelle magazine and has worked in PR and events, representing clients including; The Sanctuary Spa, ghd styling irons and hair beauty range, The Body Shop, Butterkist Popcorn, Greenflag and TK Maxx.
Amy studied Journalism, Film and Broadcasting at Cardiff University and won a scholarship to complete her BA honours degree at Missouri University in America, which boasts the oldest school of journalism in the world.
She attained a PGCE from Huddersfield University and MA in Journalism from Leeds Trinity University (LTU). In 2009 Amy joined LTU as a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and PR and is the Postgraduate Journalism Course Leader.
She is currently researching Work-based Learning (WBL) in Journalism, PR and Communications for her PhD at LTU and the University of Leeds.
She offers expertise and consultancy on journalism, feature writing, online content, PR, promotions and WBL.
Anthony is a Lecturer in Business and Program Leader for International Business at Leeds Trinity University. Anthony is also currently completing his PhD in international business/ entrepreneurship at the University of Leeds.
Before starting his academic career Anthony's corporate and business career has included roles in banking, marketing business strategy and senior manager at both the Multinational Corporation and start-up/ small business environments.
He started as a junior sales manager for a small Wisconsin corporation, dealing with international markets, specifically Latin America and Europe; this then lead to several positions in banking that included financial analyst, corporate merger and commercial lending roles.
He transitioned to the beverage industry and assumed both marketing and brand management roles at Miller Brewing that transitioned from a USA based experience to a long and successful international career in Poland, Russia, and the UK with PepsiCo and Unilever, building/ managing brands and businesses which eventually led to global strategic and senior management roles at Unilever.
After leaving Unilever, Anthony became a partner at a marketing and business development consulting group based in Milwaukee, USA. With his international experience, Anthony can offer consultancy on how to grow a business from a start-up/small business to become larger, successful enterprises.
Dr James Jackson (C. Psychol., AFBPsS., FHEA) is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society. He holds a PhD (Psychology) awarded by the University of Hull and is the Course Leader for the MSC Psychology (Conversion) at LTU.
James is an expert on the topic of stress and lectures on the "Biopsychology of Stress and Health" at Leeds Trinity University and is conducts research into the causes and consequences of chronic and acute stress.
James' work offers useful psychological insights both for individuals and the workplace as a whole. James offers consultancy to businesses and entrepreneurs about the impacts of stress in the workplace.
Katherine Blair is the Broadcast Journalism Programme leader at Leeds Trinity. She teaches video skills for studio, online and social media.
Originally a television news reporter and presenter at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, she spent 12 years at ITV Yorkshire as a reporter, news editor and producer/director.
She is on the Broadcast Journalism Training Council's national executive and on the Royal Television Society's regional committee and has been a judge or chair for the Society's various awards at regional and national level.
Katherine can offer expertise consultancy in using a range of broadcast platforms, from television to social media, to promote organisations and businesses.
Liz is a strategic social business consultant, helping clients articulate and deliver practical strategies for adopting and embedding technology in working and learning practices. She delivers training, coaching, teaching and consulting in social media strategy and online communities, and design serious games to aid learning.
Liz is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Media & Marketing at LTU and is leading a research project into using escape games for immersive learning. Working with client and students she has had great success at the strategic level with added value with whole-company LinkedIn makeovers for every staff member, branded social media channels, meme and visuals creation for scheduled social media postings, and video production and editing.
She can show you how to maximise your presence in your market online and how to gain and keep more customers with social media.
Mark Sebright is a multi-disciplinary marketing professional with nearly 30 year's industry experience. After an early career in business journalism, he was headhunted to lead the public relations division of one of Yorkshires largest advertising agencies, directing client campaigns in the UK, Europe and the US.
In the mid-90s, he founded the full service agency, Imagen Marketing Communications, building an award-winning team that regularly featured in Yorkshire's top 30 marketing firms.
Mark has developed and led multiple marketing campaigns at regional, national and international levels for large and smaller clients and across multiple sectors including leisure and retail, tourism, manufacturing, business services, energy, transport, and healthcare.
Mark studied Public Media at Trinity & All Saints University, now Leeds Trinity University, and has since returned to serve as a part-time lecturer in business marketing whilst maintaining his role as an external marketing consultant offering expertise in marketing strategy and communications, brand promotion and media relations.
Paul Marsden teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Journalism students at Leeds Trinity University in the UK. Paul wrote Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to go it alone and launch your dream digital project (2017), which introduced the concept of entrepreneurial journalism, demonstrated how it works in practice and identified key legal and ethical considerations.
His previous academic research has revolved around regional journalism and ethics. He wrote a chapter in What do we mean by Local? (Mair, Fowler & Reeves, eds., 2012) and After Leveson? The future of British Journalism (Mair ed., 2013). His research has featured on The Guardian's website.
Paul has developed digital journalism practice at Trinity, building and managing the LT Cycling website, which the Journalism department used to cover the Grand Depart. He also launched the Yorkshire Voice postgraduate website, which covers West Yorkshire. Both sites received more than 200,000 page requests in 2014.
Paul has a background in newspaper journalism. He can help businesses with digital writing and entrepreneurial journalism to increase their reach, influence, and productivity.
Inspiring Futures programme
Profits from Trinity Turbo go to LTU's Inspiring Futures programme which funds students and recent graduates, enabling them to:
- Develop their business or freelance career (Enterprise Fund)
- Compete at a national or international level of sport (Sporting Excellence Fund)
- Study or work abroad as part of their degree programme (Study Abroad Fund)
Our businesses say...
"Working with the Leeds Trinity students helped me gain a focus for my business. They suggested key journalists for me to contact and, following their PR campaign, I secured over 25 pieces of media coverage (including the BBC) within six months; attained a £50k business grant and a Dragon's Den mentor. The support I received from Leeds Trinity University was invaluable!"
Gareth Craven, Director of Hire an Artist